Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

ThingLink Feature: Interactive World Map by Daily Mail

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 26, 2019 8:21:51 PM

ThingLink user: Daily Mail - Interactive world map 

Description:  The Daily Mail uses an interactive map within their editorial article to showcase what British food favorites are missed most when moving abroad based on the most commonly exported goods from home.  Depicting this type of information can be done through a chart or long list, but this far less visual and engaging.  Using an interactive map allows Daily Mail to keep the article shorter and presents information in more user friendly way to readers.  For example, maybe I am from Britain and living in the United States.  I can instantly hover over USA on the map learn that the most common exports are Heinz Baked Beans, Warburton's Crumpets and Robinsons Squash. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Media, Map

THINGLINK WINS THE UNESCO ICT IN EDUCATION PRIZE WITH A VISION OF A GLOBAL VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 26, 2019 11:56:02 AM

ThingLink has been selected as one of the two winners of the 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa-Al Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education. The Prize awards individuals and organizations that are carrying out outstanding projects leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The laureates of the Prize receive international recognition as an innovative example of the use of ICT in education worldwide, as well as a diploma and a monetary award of USD 25,000.

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Topics: virtual reality, 21st century learning, special education, cultural preservation

ThingLink Interactive Video Pilot Program for Higher Education and eLearning

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Feb 22, 2019 3:26:16 PM

ThingLink is starting an interactive video pilot program for higher education and eLearning. The goal is to collect feedback from our users regarding: 

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Topics: 21st century learning, edtech, Video

ThingLink Tour Creator: Build Educational Experiences

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 7, 2019 5:44:11 PM

ThingLink user: Interactive World Tour - (built with tour creator) 

Description:  Our new tour creator feature opens the door to endless creative possibilities.  With tour creator you can seamlessly build any ThingLink media (images, videos, 360 images) into a unified tour experience.   One great use case is to use a 2d image like a map or floor plan as your "home" or "base" image.  You can transport your viewers to different locations on the map, allowing them to learn more and eventually return to the original map to continue exploring different locations. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, virtual tour, 360, Map

ThingLink Feautre: Interactive Infographic by Sears Home Services

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 7, 2019 5:33:44 PM

ThingLink user: Sears Home Services - Top Signs You Are Misusing Your Fridge (created with new editor)

Description:  Sears Home Services uses an interactive infographic to visually educate their customers within a blog post on their corporate website.  Sears experts offer their insights into common ways people improperly care for their fridges — and how you can correct these bad behaviors.  Hover over or click on the image to see the pop-up tips and videos.  For example, one common problem is overloading your fridge and an easy solution is to clean out the fridge regularly and toss anything past its prime.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Brand, Product Marketing

ThingLink Brings Virtual Tour Creation to Microsoft Teams

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Jan 23, 2019 1:00:59 AM

We are happy to announce that users of Microsoft Office 365 software will now be able to create and view interactive images, videos and 360-degree virtual tours in the Microsoft Teams environment. See our official press release below!

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Topics: VR, education, immersive learning, corporate learning

New Feature: ThingLink Tour Creator

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 11, 2019 5:36:29 PM

Thousands of digital professionals use ThingLink for creating interactive virtual tours, experiences, lessons, and presentations that may include several types of media. This is why many have requested the option to create transitions from a regular 2D image (for example, a floor plan) to a 360 image (a 360 photo of a space) and back. We are excited to share that this is now possible!

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Topics: Featured, How To, New Feature

Image of the Week: Interactive Shop the Look by VG

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 10, 2019 5:33:13 PM

ThingLink user: VG/Dressman - Interactive shop the look (created with new editor)

Description:  VG creates an interactive "shop the look" experience for a new clothing line using ThingLink's new image editor.  Customers can scroll through this landing page and purchase the products being worn by the models directly from the image.  Each product hotspot includes a picture of the product, description, price, and call-to-action that drives to a product landing page. This visual experience previews various looks for customers in an engaging way, ultimately encouraging them to purchase. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, retail

Immersive Publishing for Cultural Preservation: Visiting the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro in Memories

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Dec 10, 2018 5:37:22 PM

Some weeks ago we got a note from Leonardo Coelho, a journalist and a student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. After the devastating fire that destroyed the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo had started working on a project that developed new ways for people to remember and share memories of the museum they loved. To us, Leonardo’s initiative struck as a truly wonderful example of how 360 media and immersive publishing can support cultural preservation, and we wanted to take a moment to share Leonardo’s story with you.

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Topics: Featured, immersive learning, eLearning, cultural preservation

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Advent Calendar from Mittelbayerische

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 7, 2018 3:56:49 PM

ThingLink user: Mittelbayerische - Interactive Infographic (created with new editor)

Description:  Using ThingLink's 360° image editor Mittelbayerische creates an interactive advent calendar for their readers.  Each hotspot includes a variety of surprises, quizzes and Christmas stories that are opened each day.  This experience is a unique way to get readers or customers engaged during the holiday season.  Other interactive holiday campaigns include shoppable showrooms, seasons greeting messages from your team, and festive blog posts.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, 360, Media